Making a Difference with Professional Development that is Different

 

“Skillful leadership by principals and teachers is essential if quality teaching is to occur in all classrooms.  An essential part of such leadership is the creation of a performance-oriented culture that has professional learning and collaboration at its core.” Dennis Sparks, 2007

 

NJPA Education Solution for professional development is an instructional coaching model that allows professionals to apply the evidence-based practices of effective school. This occurs right within the classrooms and school as teachers work with their students, colleagues and administration. Professional development is supported by the relationship with educational consultants/coaches established over the ongoing period of regularly scheduled, collaborative services in the member schools. 
NJPA Education Solution for professional development is designed by the school leadership team and staff; based on the student, staff, and school data; and sustained as a continuous improvement plan with yearly goals and evaluation. The instructional coaching connects the school goals to the individual and professional development goals.
NJPA Education Solution for professional development seeks to build the capacity of teacher leaders as a model of continuous school improvement that is led by teacher leaders and administrative teams for the purpose of improved results in student achievement.